Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Interested in the science field (biology, chemistry, geography, geology, math, physics) or the growing demands for employment in the fields of computer science, technology or engineering?
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Empirical Thinking in Action

The STEM instructional pathway is intended for students who are passionate about designing, building things or exploring how things work. This instructional pathway is also appropriate for students who are going into medical professions or teaching in the STEM fields.

Explore Our pathways

CE
Certificate
AS
Associate in Science
AA
Associate in Arts
ADT
Associate Degree for Transfer
online
Online Options Available
ADT
ADT

Biology

Major Units
32
Typical time to completion
2 years
ADT
ADT

Chemistry

Major Units
26
Typical time to completion
2-3 years
ADT
online
ADT

Environmental Science

Major Units
40-41
Typical time to completion
2-3 years
ADT
online
ADT

Geography

Major Units
19
Typical time to completion
2 years
ADT
online
ADT

Geology

Major Units
26
Typical time to completion
2-3 years
AS
ADT
online
AS

Math and Science

Major Units
see catalog
Typical time to completion
2 years
ADT

Mathematics

Major Units
19-20
Typical time to completion
2-3 years
ADT
online
ADT

Physics

Major Units
28
Typical time to completion
2-3 years

Explore, While Staying on Track

Students entering our program are encouraged to choose certain courses for your first 16 units.

STEM Courses Units
 Math 1A (*Math may vary based on placement results)  4
 Chemistry 1A/1AH (Pre-requisite Chemistry course may be needed)  5
 Art 6/6H or Theatre 3 or History 6/6H or 7/7H or Political Science 1/1H  3
 Communication Studies 1/1H or 9/9H  3
 Library 1 or Guidance 45  1
 Total units  16

WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU!

Riverside City College knows deciding your future can be confusing — because you have so many options. We’re here to provide you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions.
STEM Engagement Center

Be Engaged

STEM Engagement Center
MLK Building Room 222-C
(951) 328-3694
Counseling Department

Be Guided

Counseling Department
Dr. Charles A. Kane Student Services and Administration Building
Second Floor
(951) 222-8440
Career and Transfer Center

Be Informed

Explore your future career and education paths
Career Center and Transfer Center
Dr. Charles A. Kane Student Services and Administration Building
First Floor
(951) 222-8446

Community of Learning